Contrasting Universal American Corporation (UAM) and The Competition

Universal American Corporation (NYSE: UAM) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Universal American Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Universal American Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal American Corporation N/A N/A -110.78
Universal American Corporation Competitors $50.73 billion $1.52 billion 12.06

Universal American Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Universal American Corporation. Universal American Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.7% of Universal American Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.6% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Universal American Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Universal American Corporation has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal American Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.62, meaning that their average stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Universal American Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal American Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
Universal American Corporation Competitors 88 1028 1685 27 2.58

Universal American Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.30%. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 1.92%. Given Universal American Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Universal American Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Universal American Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal American Corporation -5.12% -24.95% -8.23%
Universal American Corporation Competitors 1.81% 11.16% 3.57%

Summary

Universal American Corporation competitors beat Universal American Corporation on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Universal American Corporation

Universal American Corp. provides an array of health insurance and managed care products and services to people covered by Medicare. The Company’s segments include Medicare Advantage, Management Services Organization (MSO), and Corporate & Other. The Medicare Advantage segment contains the operations of its initiatives in managed care for seniors. It operated 16 Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and two Next Generation ACOs, which included approximately 5,200 participating providers with approximately 221,800 assigned Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, as of December 31, 2016. The MSO segment supports its physician partnerships in the development of healthcare models, such as ACOs, with a range of capabilities and resources, including technology, analytics, clinical care coordination, regulatory compliance and program administration. It has developed a primary care physician alignment strategy, which is branded as The Healthy Collaboration.

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